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The Blockchain Revolution
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"The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT."
Share with: The ICO campaign of Exscudo a new financial ecosystem, has kicked off and will run 37 days from April 25th till May 31st, 2017. The digital valuable Exscudo offers for crowdsale is called EON. EON coins are called after the name of the Exscudo’s in-house EON blockchain. There is a one-time emission of EON …
"All the services named above are powered by the EON blockchain, which uses EON coins as transport."
Share with: Blockchain financial services app Humaniq has announced deals for their HMQ cryptocurrency token to be traded initially on six cryptocurrency exchanges shortly after their ICO ends. With their incredibly successful ICO almost finished, tokens will be disbursed to participants within 10 days after the end of the ICO on April 27th. The six exchanges …
"The six exchanges that have agreed to trade HMQ are SpaceBTC, LiveCoin, Bitlish, Dabtc, Exmo, and Cex.io."
The SEC has quietly begun the process of deciding whether to approve an exchange-traded fund for the digital asset ether.
"NYSE Arca then filed for a proposed rule change clearing the way for the ETF listing in December, according to a notice published in January."
SEC has granted a request by the Bats BZX Exchange, Inc. to review its decision of disapproving the bitcoin ETF back in March this year.
"The decision document mentions a specific date, data analyzed by the 28th of February. That’s almost two weeks ago."
It's tough to keep up with technology. And India's finance sector knows it too well. Blockchain technology, based on concepts that underpin cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, is fast gaining pace in Asia's third-largest economy but business executives still aren't sure if they understand it. In 2016, some 32 blockchain firms were founded in India, according t
"In 2016, some 32 blockchain firms were founded in India, according to audit and consultancy firm PwC. In the years before 2016, just 23 were founded, PwC added in its fintech report released on April 21."
China's Jiangsu province has launched a new state-owned entity aimed at providing blockchain market research.
"Yeung stressed that unlike established consortium groups, JBI intends not to be "beholden" to corporates, and that its government affiliation makes it able to focus on overall ecosystem health"
A slowdown in big announcements may not mean blockchain consortia are doomed – on the contrary, the model may be evolving.
"The departure from R3 last year of a few early members hinted at the difficulties inherent in large associations."
Digital currency payments in vehicles may not be far off, if the ideas in a new patent application from telecom giant AT&T enter real-world use.
"The application goes on to conceptualize what these payments may actually entail, including what are essentially micropayments that occur depending on what happens during a drive."
A look at what's still to do for ethereum developers working on the Metropolis upgrade – the platform's third of four planned stages.
"Dimitry Khokhlov, Ethereum Foundation testing engineer, told CoinDesk that development of the third phase is roughly halfway to completion."
Having difficulty marketing your decentralized startup? Fear not, the past yields clues for how new disruptive tech can differentiate.
"The good news is that the following two steps will get you a long way down the road towards reaching your goals."
Delaware's Blockchain Initiative has revealed big ambitions to attract new businesses from across the globe to the tiny US state.
"Spitzberg's public partners include Toronto-based merchant bank Acasta Capital, Munich-based Ming Labs (which has offices in Shanghai and Singapore), and Zurich-based Mountain Partners."
Bank of Korea has published a new working paper that speculates on how a cryptocurrency economy would impact central banks.
"Indeed, the authors posit that their research could give financial regulators greater insights into these dynamics as such systems become more prevalent."
The UN is preparing to kick off an epic ethereum pilot, but the future could also include actually accepting cryptocurrencies.
"Created over a 40-day period, the proof-of-concept is the latest effort designed to show that a blockchain could be used to distribute humanitarian aid to those in need."
Ethereum prediction market project Gnosis sparked broad debate today following an initial coin offering that didn't exactly go as planned.
"Demian Brenner, project lead at Zeppelin, a firm that does technical due diligence on ICO projects, called the results evidence prediction markets are simply a "hot area" of the market."
UK's stock market fell while bitcoin rose slightly as UK heads to historical elections with brexit probably being the main topic of debate.
"The party rose to power in a coalition in 2010 with the conservatives"
Here's a look at what we are focusing on in the bitcoin price this morning.
"Price broke clean through 1300 early evening (Europe) on Thursday, and a sharp spike back below what we were at that point looking to as resistance followed."
Many applications of Blockchain are still in their infancy and may take some time before they are advanced enough to take on real-world use.
"Distinction is often made between permissionless and permissioned Blockchains."
This is the mission statement from Bertrand Boulle the Managing Director of the offshore stockbroker Investors Europe to explain the values of the company.
"The above scenario happened to me and if only more businesses accepted bitcoin in Portugal, the problem would’ve easily been solved in minutes."
The National Blockchain Strategy of Malta will see the European nation implementing cryptocurrency technology for various governance operations.
"The implementation of the policy will make Malta one of the first countries to embrace the cryptocurrency technology."
Indications show North Korea behind hacking Bitcoin accounts in organized government effort. Estimations value the amount hacked at over $80,000 in Bitcoin.
"The hackers left a trail behind, tipping researchers off to other targets such as the World Bank, European Central Bank and Bank of America."
The State Agency for eGovernance signed a memorandum with Bitfury, which could be the start of the most ambitious blockchain project a government has launched.
" The memorandum aims to start a wide scoped project which aims to bring most parts of the governmental data streams of the Ukraine on a blockchain."
"Broadly it is a shared digital ledger for recording information, such as the transfer of assets between two or more parties."
The US is falling behind China and Europe in blockchain development primarily due to the lack of regulatory frameworks.
"The report of Kastelein addresses the delay or the lack of growth in the US blockchain industry in terms of non-payment and non-finance development."
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission again has denied the listing and trading of bitcoin, the decentralized digital currency. The SEC on March 28 denied the proposal of NYSE Arca exchange, one of the largest electronic communication networks in terms of shares traded, to list and trade the SolidX Bitcoin Trust, which would track bitcoin’s price…
"The SEC on March 10 denied the application of venture capitalists Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, who wanted to create an exchange-traded fund for bitcoin."